Original Phoenix Tea Party Organizer Endorses Andrew Thomas For AG

PHOENIX, ARIZONA. APRIL 28, 2010.  Founder of the original Phoenix Tea Party group and Arizona State Chair of the Patriot Caucus group, Keith Sipmann, has formally endorsed Andrew Thomas in the Arizona Attorney General race.
“With immigration issues at the forefront, Andrew brings the promise of prosecuting illegal immigrants under the state’s human smuggling laws.  He has a track record of reducing crime and illegal immigration which we can rely on,” Sipmann said.
Thomas has also been endorsed by Mohave County Attorney Matthew Smith, Mohave County Sheriff Tom Sheahan, Pinal County SheriffPaul Babeu, Cochise County Sheriff Larry Dever and Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio.
During Thomas’ time in office, crime rates plummeted.  The 19 percent drop is more than twice the national rate of decline, in despite of an 11 percent increase in the county’s population during that time.  The illegal immigrant population has dropped by anywhere from 18 percent (Dept. of Homeland Security estimate) to 30 percent (Center for Immigration Studies estimate). Like the fall in crime rates, this dramatic decline in illegal immigration is far greater than the average in the rest of the nation.
Thomas has a track record of successfully defending illegal immigration crackdowns in our courts, including his successful efforts to prosecute illegal immigrants for conspiring to violate the state’s human-smuggling law and to defend Prop 200’s voter ID requirements and the employer-sanctions law, which he defended along with the Attorney General’s Office.
If elected Attorney General Thomas has pledged to expand that office’s prosecutions of illegal immigrants under the state’s human smuggling laws. The office is not currently pursuing such prosecutions.
Thomas is married with four children.  He is a graduate of Harvard Law School.  Prior to serving as Maricopa County Attorney, Thomas served as an assistant attorney general for Arizona, deputy counsel and criminal justice policy advisor to the Governor, special assistant to the Director of the Arizona Department of Corrections, and a deputy county attorney.
To schedule an interview please contact Jason Rose.  For more information about Andrew Thomas, please go towww.ThomasforArizona.com.




  1. What high-profile case has this guy ever won? It seems like all his cases have been dismissed? Does anyone know of any?

  2. He defended no bail for illegal immigrants
    He defended the state’s human smuggling law
    He defended employer sanctions

    And he WILL defend sb1070

    Then there’s the Chander Rapist, the Serial Shooters, and Goudeau

  3. STAND STRONG ARIZONA !!!!! The southwestern states need all the help we can get to fight illegal immigration !!! It’s time we as americans take back our country from the illegals…

  4. Wow, an endorsement from Keith Sipmann, the Arizona State Chair of the Patriot Caucus!!! Did the Executive Committee Secretary of the Patriot Caucus endorse him too? I would think so, since that person is named Jamie Sipmann.
    It looks like anyone can start a group, create a simple website bashing McCain, endorse Thomas, and be portrayed as an influential big shot on Sonoran Alliance.
    I’m not impressed.

  5. Hmmm…”Joe”, get a life. Why the hate?

    The REAL fact is that Andrew Thomas is getting people and leaders from the community to back him. And that is what is important. Take your ignorant rant someplace else.

  6. Pretty Peeved says

    Not impressed either. He’s got a story (make that half-story) slamming Buz Mills on his childish website. Yep, a self-appointed tea party “leader” no one’s ever heard of.

    He does have one of those cool three-point patriot hats though.

  7. OMG…self appointed “Pretty Peeved”? Where did he ever self-appont himself? Show all of us the source of such information. Childish website? Really, so your saying that Sonoran Alliance is a childish website? He wrote the article here. If it’s so childish then why is the news all over the piece he wrote? Again, get a clue. The guy is not saying he’s anything other than what he is, and he isn’t doing anything to you so why the hate?

    You guys won’t even use your real names when you bash someone. At least he used his real name when he wrote about Buz.

  8. Pretty Peeved says

    The Sipman site is childish because of the ridiculous caricature of McCain. The guy is self-appointed because the tea party movement is by definition a really grassroots and loose, not a centralized and bureaucratized one. Unless someone decides to try to make it that way, and that’s done by appointing one’s self. Put the “party” in tea party and have a convention or a caucus and elect some party leaders.

    And if I had a nickel for each person who claimed to be a founder or a leader of the tea party movement…

  9. Keith Sipmann says

    “And if I had a nickel for each person who claimed to be a founder or a leader of the tea party movement…”

    Your inspiring me to write my next SA article…which will also be posted my stupid childish website. Thank you.

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